JACKSON AND POLLOCK 3 SITE FORMULA TO CALCULATE BODY FAT

The Jackson and Pollock 3 formula is used for calculating the percentage of body fat taking the test of 3 skinfold sites considering gender and age.  Is fairly accurate for the general population, however, the Jackson Pollock of 4 and 7 site formulas may give more accurate results.

Jackson and Pollock 3 Skinfold Sites

Males

  • Pectoral 
  • Abdominal
  • Thigh

Females

  • Tríceps
  • Suprailiac 
  • Thigh

Jackson-Pollock 3 Formula for Males

Body density = 1.10938 – (0.0008267 x sum of skinfolds) + (0.0000016 x square of the sum of skinfolds) – (0.0002574 x age)

Body Fat Percentage (%) = (495 / Body Density) – 450

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Jackson-Pollock 3 Formula for Females

Body Density = 1.0994921 – (0.0009929 x sum of skinfolds) + (0.0000023 x square of the sum of skinfolds) – (0.0001392 x age)

Body Fat Percentage (%) (495 / Body Density) – 450

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